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    Cat Collars Training

    Articlegeneral cat adviceFriday 20 May 2011

    A pet collar is handy for the safety of your cat. Cat collars instantly give your cat identification so that people know that it is not a stray. As well as this, it carries information on it so that if the cat should go missing, the cat collar can help him get home to you. When first placing a cat collar, many cats will naturally resist wearing it. See the following tips on fitting a kitten collar so that the cat accepts it.




    •    One of the easiest ways to fit a pet collar is to start as early as you can. Generally you can fit a kitten collar when the cat is about 4-6 weeks old. Older cats can learn too, but it will take them longer to accept it.

    •    Cat collars should be introduced gradually so that the cat can get used to it. It is normally worth letting the cat become familiar with the kitten collar first by placing it next to him and letting him sniff it. Show the cat that it is nothing to be afraid of.

    •    Once the cat is happy with the collar’s presence, you can fit it around his neck. The cat will probably start to roll around in an effort to remove it. He will also try to scratch it off. It is best to keep an eye on your cat during this period in case he hurts himself.

    •    Sooner or later the cat will be perfectly fine with wearing a pet collar. Once you have reached this stage it will be safe to let him out knowing that his chances of getting lost are reduced.

    •    Remember, it is best to buy a breakaway kitten collar. This detaches itself if the cat should become caught on something whilst out and about, allowing the cat to escape and come home safely.

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